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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:28 AM

I love the opening of this article which reports on marijuana usage stats in Colorado as organized by profession.


So apparently people who work in media smoke a lot of weed...

Cough. Puff. No comment.

But we're not the profession most likely to light up.

A recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked Colorado occupations by how much their workers use marijuana, which was legalized in the state in 2012 and became available for purchase two years later.

On average, 14 percent of respondents said they had used weed in the past month. Young adults and men were slightly more likely to toke up.

While the results may not track with exactly what would happen in New Jersey (though we have a feeling some of these professions will hold strong), they do offer some insight for lawmakers and employers who are concerned about how legalization could affect the workplace.

The CDC study included 10,169 employed adults in Colorado who answered questions in 2014 and 2015 about their profession and whether they had used marijuana in the past month. The age-adjusted rate accounts for occupations with large numbers of young people, who are more likely to use weed.

Check out the list below to see which profession comes out on top, and where yours ranks.

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